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Five Things: Bottle Deposits and a Pop-Up Wine Bar

Also, scrapbooking and a concert.

1) Sen. Jehlen supports expanded bottle bill
Somerville State Sen. Patricia Jehlen supported a measure that would expand the 5-cent bottle deposit to bottles of water, iced tea, juice and sports drinks, according to an announcement from Jehlen's office. The measure, attached to the Jobs Bill as an amendment, passed through the Massachusetts Senate on July 19, according to the announcement. In a statement, Jehlen said, "By closing the loophole in the bottle bill that exempted certain containers because of their contents, this measure will greatly expand recycling and clean up our neighborhoods." The Jobs Bill is going to a conference committee to hammer out a compromise with the Massachusetts House.

2)
The bartenders at , which serves some of the best cocktails in town, are in New Orleans for a cocktail event. While they're gone, restaurant is taking over the space and turning it into a wine bar. This means you'll get to order some interesting wines by the glass and enjoy them with cheese and cured meats. You can get started as early as 4 p.m.

3)
Join "avid scrapbookers" who will help you take your old photos and convert them into a meaningful scrapbook that tells a story and looks great. Bring six photos to get started. $10 reserves you a table and gets you some snacks and beverages. Contact Carol at onlycarol1@comcast.net or (617) 835-3077 to reserve a spot. It's at 12 p.m. today at 15 Vermont Ave.

4)
Acoustic guitarist Chris Wilson performs with saxophonist Joe Cardillo at 6:30 p.m. at .

5) Weather and Red Sox
The Red Sox play the rangers tonight at 8:05 p.m. Today will be sunny with a high around 87.

kevin thomas crowley July 25, 2012 at 03:23 PM
jehlan is right.
Courtney O'Keefe July 25, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Agreed! Good vote on her part.
AHM July 25, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Never understood why the original bill did not include ALL bottles. If you are going to do it, do it right. Don't much like the inconvience but if you are going to bring some bottles ar cans what's a few more? And so many years later?

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